She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At the Hospital for Sick Children she specialized in Orthoptics with emphasis on binocular vision in children and adults. She subsequently completed a Master of Science in Physiological Optics and has published and co-authored papers on eye movements, relating to fast and slow tracking, and also on the development and testing of binocularity in children.
Dr. Geer has been involved in third world vision care including missions to Guyana, South America and Kingston, Jamaica. She was active in the Children’s Vision Committee of the Canadian Association of Optometrists from 2003 to 2005.
Dr. Alvina Lo received her education at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999. As part of her clinical training, she completed an internship in Atlanta, Georgia where she was trained under eye surgeons in the treatment and management of retinal diseases and glaucoma. She has volunteered her time in the past conducting children’s vision screening and provided free eye exams in a mobile vision clinic for the underprivileged.
Dr. Lo has been in practice for over 10 years in the Greater Toronto Area. She joined Markville Optometrists when it first opened in 2008 and has enjoyed serving the Markham community since then. She practices all areas of primary care optometry with particular interest in specialty contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management.
Dr. Lo is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is certified to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for medical management of eye disease. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, travelling and trying different types of cuisine in the city. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.
Dr. Hastin Lam began his undergraduate studies at Western University where he obtained his Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors Specialization) degree. He was then accepted to the Optometry and Vision Science program at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry degree.
Dr. Lam completed his ocular disease externship at Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology practice in the United States. During the rotation he diagnosed and managed cataract and refractive surgery patients. He has volunteered time to an outreach program providing eye care to underprivileged children.
Dr. Lam is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and College of Optometrists of Ontario. When he is not working he can be seen bouldering at the local climbing gym or outdoors in Niagara.
Dr. Lam continues to further his education by attending lectures throughout the year and looks forward to providing quality care to the community.
Dr. Jasmine Ip received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Waterloo and went on to pursue her optometry degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
After graduation, Dr. Ip completed a residency in Community Optometry, where she further advanced her knowledge and skills in all areas of optometric care. Throughout her services to different communities and local hospitals, she was involved in many diabetic research studies and developed a special interest in diabetic eye care.
She completed her internships in Hong Kong, Australia and China. During her studies, she was awarded the Greg Wu Best Business Plan Award for Practice Management, an award given to the top student in the class. She also received the Outstanding Service-Learning Project Award, granted to a team of students whom excelled in creating a vision screening program for the community.
Dr. Ip is board certified in Canada and Hong Kong and is licensed by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, College of Optometrists of Ontario, and The Optometrists Board of Hong Kong.
During her free time, she enjoys keeping active and spending time with her family, friends and puppy, Brody.
Dr. Ip is fluent in both English and Cantonese.
Dr. Joanna Yu began her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She continued her education at the university and graduated from their prestigious School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. Dr. Yu completed her externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at the OMNI Eye Specialists in Baltimore. She completed her training in many specialized areas including contact lenses, paediatrics, anterior and posterior ocular pathologies like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, corneal diseases etc.
Dr. Yu is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. She is an active volunteer in the community as well. She volunteered in the Ophthalmology Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital for several years, and participated in an eye care mission with I Care International to Zihuatanejo, Mexico. She hopes to continue her passion in providing eye care to those in need around the world.
Dr. Yu is from the city of Markham. She is excited to serve her community and provide comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and family.
Dr. Krystal Chan began her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where she obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree. She continued her studies at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Chan graduated on the Dean’s Honours List with a Doctorate of Optometry degree as well as the Alcon Award in Ocular Physiology & Pharmacology.
Her ocular disease externship was at the Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in Detroit, where she diagnosed and managed patients with diabetic retinopathy, open angle glaucoma, and macular degeneration on a routine basis. During her studies, Dr. Chan also worked at a laser vision correction centre in North York and volunteered on a vision care mission trip to Ecuador.
Dr. Chan is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is licensed to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and certified to fit orthokeratology lenses.
Dr. Maggie Fung